Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Health Incentives Seem Like Good Idea
Offering employees a reason to stay healthy seems to make sense. If you consider that many employers will save money in insurance premiums by offering lower-cost incentives - that makes sense. Additionally, offering employees an incentive for good behavior that tney may be interested in taking up also makes sense. Most people want to diet, exercise and take on other healthy initiatives, but sometimes they need a push. And at the end of the day, most employers want healthy employees. Julie Appleby recently wrote about this concept in USA Today. The article talks about employers offering health incentives to employees and determining what they will pay (or save) in their health insurance premiums based on their healthy or non-healthy behaviors. This seems like a good idea to me.